• Virginia Department of Human Resource Management
  • $82,930.00 -139,990.00/year*
  • Reston, VA
  • Human Resources
  • Full-Time
  • 11324 Links Ct

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Job Description

VDOTs Northern Virginia Materials Section is seeking a qualified individual to perform high quality and professional pavement and geotechnical designs as well as to provide construction engineering support and consultation for agency, local government and consultant personnel as it relates to materials. Perform preliminary engineering designs including but not limited to pavement and geotechnical fields; and coordinate field operations. Respond to materials-related problems and questions from construction and maintenance staff. Visit construction projects to review site, evaluate problems, and provide recommendations, as well as to give guidance and instruction to field staff. Participate in partnering meetings. Provide advice to engineering staff in resolution of critical project design issues. Perform detailed Preliminary Engineering reviews of design documents and plans, as well as attend meetings to present recommendations. Complete written documentation of recommendations. Review geotechnical reports for completeness; develop geotechnical/pavement investigation programs in accordance with standards; coordinate field operations; may provide oversight for contract drillers; assemble boring logs/geotechnical plan sheets. Provide designs and recommendations for pavements and structures, foundations, slopes, subgrades, and other earthwork based upon analysis of soils, cost and traffic data. Develop contract specifications and special provisions. Serve as technical expert for slope stability analysis and field instrumentation (inclinometers).

We are a Virginia Values Veterans (V3) official certified company and state agency that provides hiring preference to Veterans and Members of the Virginia National Guard in support of Executive Order 29, (2010). If you are a Veteran or Virginia National Guard Member, we urge you to respond accordingly on your state application. VDOT is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For more information, please visit Information for VDOT Employees and Applicants at:

We have Shared Values and a Code of Ethics: Your success in our organization depends upon modeling these values, therefore please access the following link: to review them and, if in agreement, we welcome you to apply. In addition to a rewarding work experience, VDOT offers excellent health and life insurance benefits, pre-tax spending accounts, state funded Short and Long Term Disability, paid holidays, vacation, tuition assistance, free wellness programs, and a state retirement plan with options for tax-deferred retirement savings including employer matching. Access the following link: for additional information.

Minimum Qualifications

Valid Professional Engineers license. Experience applying materials and civil engineering principles and practices related to highway design, construction and maintenance. Experience in construction materials to include acceptance, testing procedures, production, installation, quality assurance and quality control. Experience applying pavement analysis and design, soil and paving materials testing methods, and VDOT materials standards and specifications. Knowledge of geotechnical principles and practice. Ability to provide technical guidance and instruction to others. Ability to apply statistical concepts in sampling and testing materials and in analyzing data. Ability to read and understand engineering plans. Skill in the use of computers and software applications. Effective written and oral communication and presentation skill. Valid drivers license.

Preferred Qualifications

College degree in civil engineering, materials engineering or related field preferred; equivalent experience or training may substitute for degree. Progressively responsible experience in geotechnical and construction engineering or pavement design.

Special Requirements

Employees in this position may be required to work on projects located anywhere within the geographic District (Fairfax, Loudoun, Prince William, and Arlington Counties, and City of Alexandria) during the course of their employment. Safety shoes and other personal protective equipment are required in the performance of duties. Position requires unrestricted mobility, including, at times, unrestricted mobility in irregular terrain; working at heights and in confined spaces, making visual observations; the ability to stand for long periods of time; the ability to work in a variety of environments affected by, but not limited to, such elements as dust, vapors, heat, and moisture; and the ability to lift 50 lbs. A valid Professional Engineer License in Virginia or eligible for transfer to Virginia. Valid Drivers License. Fingerprint based background check, references, work history, Professional Engineer License and DMV records check will be conducted. Work schedule varies according to job assignments and/or contractors schedule, to include significant night work, weekends, and holidays. All employees are required to work in severe weather and other emergency situations, to include weekends, holidays, and outside normal work hours; assignments may vary based on business needs.

Special Instructions to Applicants


State applications will only be accepted as submitted online by 11:59 p.m. on the closing date through the Commonwealth of Virginias Job Board/Recruitment Management System (RMS).

Multiple positions may be filled from this recruitment. The decision to interview an applicant is based on the information provided in the application and optional resume; therefore, those who fully represent their qualifications and work history will be more successful with obtaining an interview. Submitting an incomplete application and/or resume lacking job history and relevant experience detail may impact interview eligibility. State applications submitted via email, postal mail, fax, or in person will not be considered.

RMS provides a confirmation of receipt when your application is submitted successfully. Please refer to Your Application in your RMS account to check the status of your application for this position.

* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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